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					                              New June ‘Fairscape’ in London
                              Since last year there have been many changes in the London fair scene in June.
                              The demise of Grosvenor House unleashed a flurry of speculation and the
                              launch of many projects. Faced with these new initiatives and still convinced
                              that London is an important place for the Asian art market, we have decided to
                              participate in not one but two fairs in 2010. Each fair has its own character and
                              merits. We hope you will come and visit us at both locations and let us know
                              what you think! You will be able to reach us during the fairs on
                              telephone nr. +44-(0)7867528160.


                              London International Fine Art Fair
                              Olympia Exhibition Centre, W14
                              4 - 13 June, opening Thursday 3 June

                              The Olympia management has changed and the fair re-named: London
                              International Fine Art fair (LIFAF). Pleasant daylight, spacious surroundings and
                              a varied exhibitor field will once again make Olympia worth visiting.
                              Our stand is located in the central aisle nr. 312. www.lifaf.com


                              Masterpiece London
                              Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1
                              24 - 29 June, opening Thursday 23 June

                              This new initiative will be located on the former Chelsea Barracks site, just a
                              short walk from Sloane Square. Masterpiece will not only bring together the very
                              best fine and decorative arts, but also the finest wines, classic cars, jewellery and
                              contemporary design, all on an international level. You can find us along the
                              central aisle. www.masterpiecefair.com

                              Dresden Summer International
Diary Dates                   Academy for the Arts
                              14 - 21 August
Interior Design Exhibition:
Asian Waves                   The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, founded in 1560, preserves one of the
September 2010                oldest and richest art collections in the world. To celebrate their 450th anniversary
Nachtegaalslaantje 1          in 2010, Dresden has established the Dresden Summer Academy. This unique
’s-Hertogenbosch              course allows participants exclusive tuition under the guidance of the institutions’
www.vanderven-vanderven.com   directors, scholars and curators. The program will include exclusive visits to the
                              renowned Dresden museums such as the Green Vaults and the Gemäldegalerie
PAN Amsterdam                 Alte Meister, where the experts will discuss exhibited masterpieces as well as
21 - 28 November 2010         unknown works in the depots. The closing date for application is 31 May. For
RAI, Amsterdam                further details see the enclosed brochure or www.skd-dresden.de.
www.pan.nl
                              We are looking forward to meeting you during the arts season this summer in
Christmas Exhibition          London. Should you miss us at one of the fairs, please come and visit us in our
17 - 24 December 2010         gallery in ’s-Hertogenbosch.
Nachtegaalslaantje 1
’s-Hertogenbosch
www.vanderven-vanderven.com
                              Floris van der Ven

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                   Large Terracotta Horse with Saddle
               Height: 78 cm, Length: 85 cm    In the days of the Tang dynasty, China was in
            China, Tang Dynasty (618 - 907)    competition with Tibet and Damascus for control of
    TL-tested by Oxford Authentication Ltd.    the Silk Road, especially in the Turkestan region. The
                            Price on request   Turkestans wanted to keep control over their own
                                               territory, and kept out foreign powers by offering
                                               important tributes such as horses. China placed great
                                               value on horses and set aside enormous tracts of pasture
                                               and large numbers of slaves to attend to them.




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                  Hookah Base with a Rare Stand Ring
                   Height: 22,5 cm    After the Europeans introduced tobacco in India, the hookah
 China, Kangxi period (1662 - 1722)   pipe was invented for smoking at the court of Mughal Emperor
Provenance: Liebermann collection,    Akbar (1542 - 1605). Its use then rapidly spread throughout the
                  United Kingdom      Islamic world. For the base of the hookah - which contained water -
                   Price on request   many materials were used, of which Chinese porcelain was regarded
                                      as one of the most refined. Some of these Chinese porcelain hookah
                                      bases also made their way to the West from the late 16th century
                                      onwards, where they were considered a rarity.



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                     Enamel on Biscuit Fruit Pyramids
                       Height: 18 & 16 cm     Chinese people practice Ancestor Worship, which is based
       China, Kangxi period (1662 - 1722)     on the belief that deceased family members live on in an
    Provenance: private collection, France    afterlife and possess the ability to influence the fortunes of
       Prices: € 12.500 & € 15.000,– (pair)   the living. The family wants to ensure an ancestor’s
                                              continued well-being, so they will have a positive
                                              disposition towards the living. Ancestors are worshipped in
                                              shrines and temples and regularly provided with foods,
                                              wine, and small sums of money. The offers are placed on,
                                              or burned in front of, an altar. Fruits and vegetables are the
                                              preferred foods and fresh varieties, are commonly
                                              substituted by pyramids of artificial food. These porcelain
                                              pyramids were originally made for this purpose.




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